Ozmodan wrote on Jun 12, 2019, 08:47:
Woohoo, another stupid developer adds the ray tracing gimmick.
Not a gimmick, a rendering technique for lighting scenes that computer hardware is in its infancy generating real time. That does improve the graphics realism.
When Cyberpunk 2077 comes out there will probably be a new nVidia card with 30-40% (or more) perf on the 2080Ti. If I wait until 2021, it might be close to double. Perhaps they will implement more/better RT cores as well that improve performance gains even more. Perhaps AMD or even Intel will have something in a couple years.
10 years time, full scene RTRT will be standard and old titles will be quaint with their rasterization tricks. "OMG all those artist work hours just to generate semi-realistic lighting for each scene - god I'm glad i wasn't working back then."